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  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...

    03/20/2009 7:23:50 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 30 replies · 983+ views
    Joel Rosenberg Weblog ^ | March 20, 2009 | Joel Rosenberg
    “President Barack Obama told Iran’s people and leaders that the United States wants to engage with their country and end decades of strained relationship, but not unless their officials stop making threats,” reports the Associated Press. “Obama on Friday released a video message with Farsi subtitles that urged the two countries to resolve their long-standing differences. His video was timed to the festival of Nowruz (no-ROOZ), which means ‘new day.’ It marks the arrival of spring and is a major holiday in Iran.” Excerpts: “So in this season of new beginnings I would like to speak clearly to Iran’s leaders....
  • Obama and Ahmadinejad....Oh my..

    02/25/2009 12:21:00 PM PST · by TaraP · 24 replies · 1,809+ views
    Is Barack Obama the "promised warrior" coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world? The question has made the rounds in Iran since last month, when a pro-government Web site published a Hadith (or tradition) from a Shiite text of the 17th century.
  • Iran in Orbit

    02/09/2009 8:48:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 747+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Feb . 9, 2009 | Michael Ledeen
    By MICHAEL LEDEEN Last week Iran put its own telecommunications satellite into orbit. U.S. officials in the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon were certainly right to warn that this shows that the mullahs have now mastered the technology needed to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles. But the terror masters in Tehran believe the satellite has an even greater significance -- another step toward the return of the Shiite messiah, or Mahdi, the long-vanished 12th Imam. Many Iranian leaders believe that the 12th Imam will return in the Last Days, which will be marked by global chaos and conflict,...
  • Christ, the Madhi and the Muslim "End of Days" (book excerpt)

    02/04/2009 10:29:26 AM PST · by yankeedame · 33 replies · 2,245+ views
    (I'reading a fascinating book calledThe Siege of Mecca by Yaroslav Trofimov. I came across of section I thought Freepers might find interesting. It has to do with the Muslim concept of the "End of Days" and part played in it by Jesus Christ. It is from Chapter 5, pp. 47-48. (P.S. I having to type this in, so please forgive by hunt-and-peck fingers. Hopefully there's not too many typos.) ================================================= "The idea of a Mahdi has fuel Muslim imagination for centuries. There is no mention of it in the Quran itself . But the Phophet Mohammed, according to some nattators,...
  • What Drives Ahmadinejad?

    06/17/2008 12:09:17 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 26 replies · 172+ views
    YNET ^ | June 17, 2008 | Jonathan Halevi and Ashley Perry
    What drives Ahmadinejad? Iranian president wants to set stage for appearance of Shiite messiahBy Jonathan Halevi and Ashley Perry Published: 06.17.08, 00:43 Shiite Iran is striving to attain the position of regional superpower en route to becoming a significant nuclear power on the international stage. Iran openly challenges the West in its attempt to eject the Americans and British from Iraq and attain hegemony in the Persian Gulf region, supported among other, by its military program, massively built up in recent years. The Iranian leadership talks of a “New Middle East” in response to the West, which would be an...
  • Muslim creationist preaches Islam and awaits Christ (Harun Yahya)

    06/20/2008 4:27:27 PM PDT · by Stultis · 18 replies · 464+ views
    Reuters ^ | 19 June 2008 | Tom Heneghan
    [...] Adnan Oktar -- the 52-year-old Turk behind the pseudonym Harun Yahya -- caught the attention of scientists and teachers in Europe and North America by mass-mailing them his 768-page "Atlas of Creation". His lavishly illustrated book preaches a Muslim version of creationism [...] Well-illustrated and free of theological jargon, they preach that Islam is the one true faith and Darwinism, by undermining religious belief, has led to the discord, atheism, terrorism and extreme political ideologies plaguing the world. [...] JESUS RETURNS AS A MUSLIM [...] Oktar says the "Atlas of Creation" campaign and Harun Yahya publishing empire are part...
  • Hamas Cleric Predicts 'Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam'(No worries, Jimmy will save the day!)

    04/14/2008 10:51:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 96 replies · 395+ views
    fox news ^ | 4/14/2008 | fox news
    A sermon last Friday by a prominent Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament openly declared that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam. The fiery sermon, delivered by Yunis al-Astal and aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV, predicted that Rome would become "an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe." "Allah has chosen you for Himself and for His religion," al-Astal preached, "so that you will serve as the engine pulling this...
  • Hamas Kids TV: Fight the Jews and bring Resurrection

    07/08/2007 11:42:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 599+ views
    Palestinian Media Watch ^ | July 08 2007 | Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
    Farfur may be dead, but his message continues. A week after the children’s program Tomorrow’s Pioneers showed the Mickey Mouse lookalike being beaten to death by an actor portraying an Israeli interrogator, the show was back on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV. The squeaky-voiced mouse was gone, but Friday’s program continued to preach hatred and praise Shahada – death as a martyr for Allah. This week’s messages came from the young viewers, who phoned into the show, expressed their views to the child host, Saraa’ and demonstrated how well they have absorbed the violent lessons of the show and possibly children’s programming....
  • Iran's Secret Plan if Attacked Codenamed "Judgment Day"

    03/29/2007 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Fennie · 153 replies · 385+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2006
    According to information gleaned from a senior source in the Iranian armed forces joint chief of staff, logistical support for the groups that would participate in the plan comes from Brigadier General Qassim Suleimani of the Revolutionary Guards al Quds Brigades. "Most of Iran's visitors in the last four months, including the heads of Hezbollah cells in the Persian Gulf and Europe and North America were asked, when they met with the Iranian intelligence minister and his aides: Are you ready to defend the Islamic revolution? "If you agree to take part in the great Jihad, what would you need...
  • Al-Imam al-Mahdi, The Just Leader of Humanity

    03/04/2007 2:04:31 AM PST · by Dajjal · 22 replies · 1,491+ views
    Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project ^ | unknown | Ayatollah Ibrahim Amini
    This is a Shi'ite Twelver treatise on the Mahdi. Al-Imam al-Mahdi The Just Leader of Humanity by Ayatollah Ibrahim Amini Translated by Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina Click for Transliterated Version Contents Translator's Introduction Author's IntroductionChapter 1 The Beginning of the Belief in the Mahdi The Mahdi from among the Descendants of the Prophet The Sunni hadith on the Subject of the Mahdi The Objection Raised by One of the Authors Ibn Khaldun and the Traditions about the Mahdi Other Opinions from Ibn Khaldun The Existence of the Mahdi is Certain People Awaited the Appearance of the Mahdi The Discussion among the...
  • Radical Group May Declare Islamic Caliphate in Gaza

    02/18/2007 10:36:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,069+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 24, 2006 | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem ( - Encouraged by Hizballah's perceived victory in Lebanon, another radical Islamic party may declare an Islamic caliphate in the Gaza Strip on Friday, another step in its effort to see Islam rule the world. The Hizb ut-Tahrir (Liberation Party) advocates replacing all Muslim governments in the world with one Islamic leader who would then declare the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate. Although the move has been described as largely symbolic, it highlights a growing trend among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, analysts say. Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international Sunni Islamic movement, has gained popularity with Palestinians since Hizballah...
  • Bernard Lewis: Iran in apocalyptic mood

    01/30/2007 11:18:29 AM PST · by Squidpup · 12 replies · 858+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 01.29.07, 22:01 | Yaakov Lappin
    "Ahmadinejad and his group clearly believe, and I don't doubt the sincerity of their belief, that we are now entering an apocalyptic age, which will result in the triumph of their messianic figure," Lewis said, referring to the twelfth Imam, Mahdi. "Muslims, like Jews, believe that there are things you can do to hasten the messiah. M.A.D doesn't work with these people."
  • Jaish al-Janna and Najaf ~ apocalyptic Muslim cult... may have ties to al_Queda

    01/29/2007 9:58:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 489+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | anuary 30, 2007 12:05 AM | Bill Roggio
    An intelligence source provides preliminary information on the players behind the Najaf battle; al-Qaeda's Omar Brigade appears to have player a role The motivation and prime actors behind the fighting in Najaf remains uncertain one day after the battle ended. As U.S. and Iraq intelligence attempts to sort out the details, media reports indicate a mix of Shi'ite and Sunni fighters were involved in the battle against Iraqi forces, which resulted in upwards of 300 enemy killed in 24 hours of combat. As we noted earlier this morning, it appears both a Shi'ite 'end-times cult' and al_Qaeda in Iraq's Omar...
  • Iran Prepares for Messiah Miracles

    01/26/2007 10:39:03 PM PST · by oneolcop · 79 replies · 1,915+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | January 27, 2007 | Worldnet Daily
    Iran prepares people for 'messiah miracles' Government broadcasts series on imminent appearance of apocalyptic Islamic 'Mahdi' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 27, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2007 Official Iranian radio has completed broadcasting a lengthy series on the imminent appearance of a messianic figure who will defeat Islam's enemies and impose Islamic Shiite rule over the entire world – even speculating on specific dates the so-called "Mahdi" will be revealed. English-language transcripts of "The World Toward Illumination" programs can be found on the website of IRIB, a public broadcast arm of Tehran. "Be joyous my heart, miracles of the Messiah...
  • The Iranian Who Wants An Apocalypse

    01/05/2007 10:47:20 PM PST · by Dajjal · 33 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (London) ^ | Jan. 5, 2007 | Michael Burleigh
    The Iranian who wants an apocalypse by Michael Burleigh The Daily Telegraph05/01/2007         One person we will be hearing much about in 2007 will be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He's the hollow-eyed engineer and town planner (and former Revolutionary Guard) who in 2005 went from being Teheran's answer to Ken Livingstone to President of Iran. He's the fellow stringing along the international community while his scientists try to manufacture a nuclear bomb before America or Israel decides to degrade or destroy key experimental sites. He says appalling things with demented glee in his eyes.According to today's Spectator, Ahmadinejad may actually...
  • Extremist Islam may be rising in Morocco

    09/29/2006 12:33:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 711+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/06 | John Thorne - ap
    RABAT, Morocco - Little would seem to connect a soldier, a shopkeeper, airline pilots' wives and a woman known for helping people in need. But all have been named as suspects in a purported Islamic terrorist plot, suggesting extremism may be leaping Morocco's class divides. In all, Moroccan authorities arrested 56 people last month for allegedly being part of a network that was planning attacks on military and tourist sites in hopes of bringing down the government of this North African monarchy. Since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and suicide bombings two years later that killed 33...
  • Fear: Why the Media Won't Tell You What Ahmadinejad Said (more on Apocalyptic Iran)

    09/20/2006 3:25:44 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 91 replies · 3,379+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 9-20-2006 | Bob Owens
    A striking bit of journalistic malpractice seems to have affected the mainstream media web sites this morning, as news site after news site failed to provide their readers with the transcript of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speech last night to the United Nations. As of noon at ABC News, it is as if Ahmadinejad never spoke, as their was no reference to his address in front of the United Nations on their Web site’s front page, and is notably absent from the headlines of their political section as well. I had to search Google News to find this report on...
  • The End Times and the Mahdi [Given for Context of Radical Islam's thoughts on this August 22nd]

    08/22/2006 7:52:38 AM PDT · by Blogger · 23 replies · 2,374+ views
    You Tube ^ | Unknown
    Because of Ahmadinejad's goal of ushering in the coming of the Mahdi, I thought for context that these film clips, pointed out on another forum, would be interesting to Freepers for Context. It helps to explain his and other people's mindset. It is from an Islamic point of view, and interestingly refers to 9/11 as a Terrorist attack.
  • Iranian Alert - August 1, 2006 - Iran is preparing operation "Judgment Day?"

    08/01/2006 7:33:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 36 replies · 2,689+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran is preparing operation "Judgment Day?" Yehudit Barsky, reported that little attention has been paid to Tehran's preparations for a possible showdown with America and its allies for a confrontation code-named "Al-Qiyamah," which is Arabic for "Judgment Day."   The head of the IRGC tells forces to “prepare to take revenge” on Israel and the U.S. Or did he speak to soon? Reuters reported that the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said hard-line forces should get ready to take revenge on Israel and the United States for the offensive on Lebanon. The regime later retracted...

    05/30/2006 8:12:41 PM PDT · by FARS · 34 replies · 817+ views
    Persian Journal | May13th, 2006 | Bahman Aghai Diba PhD International Law
    The Role of Hidden Imam in the history and the politics of the Islamic republic of Iran. The notion of the Hidden Imam (Islamic Messiah) has a central role in the Islamic Shiite thoughts. There are countless references to the Hidden Imam in the Shiite books. However, following the victory of the so-called Islamic Revolution in Iran (or as some people say: the hijacking of the Iranian revolution by the Mullahs), in 1979, the references to the Hidden Imam has gained a new importance. The main reason is that the power and wealth of an important oil-exporting contrary, with a...
  • Iran's Apocalyptic Vision: A reminder of religion's role in world affairs

    01/22/2006 10:01:30 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 33 replies · 1,131+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/22/2006 | Staff
    The Christian Science Monitor recently reported that the mystical Mr. Ahmadinejad appears to be devoting his presidency to preparing the way for the Mahdi. If true, this is enormously significant, because it means that there can be no compromise with the Ahmadinejad government, which would have to defy the will of God to turn back from a path it believes is prophesied.
  • Iran leader's messianic end-times mission (Ahmadinejad raises concerns with mystical visions)

    01/06/2006 6:46:21 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,773+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 6, 2005
    Iranian President Mahmoud's Ahmadinejad's mystical pre-occupation with the coming of a Shiite Islamic messiah figure – the Mahdi – is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the stage for the end of the world. While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been making headlines lately by questioning whether the Holocaust actually happened, by suggesting Israel should be moved to Europe and by demanding the Jewish state be wiped off the face of the earth, his apocalyptic religious zealotry has received less attention. In a videotaped meeting with Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli in Tehran,...
  • Here’s the first Imam Mehdi for our eschatologists

    12/19/2005 8:22:19 PM PST · by Dajjal · 33 replies · 1,225+ views
    Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan) ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | Editorial
    Saturday, December 17, 2005 EDITORIAL Here’s the first Imam Mehdi for our eschatologists Last Thursday Faisalabad police played hide-and-seek on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway with a group of armed men led by a man claiming to be Imam Mehdi. The men had hijacked a bus on the Motorway and demanded to speak to General Pervez Musharraf. The men later surrendered and let the hostages go when the police captured the leader Shahbaz Khan aka Imam Mehdi after a shootout which left one person dead and three injured. According to the police, 35 to 40 armed men wearing orange uniforms raided an...
  • Islam and Apocalyptic

    11/14/2005 10:32:49 AM PST · by Ashamed Canadian · 18 replies · 1,083+ views
    Islam and Apocalyptic There is power in apocalypse. Fundamentally, the belief in the imminent end of the world changes people, and gives them the strength of absolute conviction that God is on the side of the believer, a very definite goal, and the impetus to excel above and beyond one's ordinary abilities. All three of these components are present in a truly apocalyptic group, and serve to mold it together into a possibly (though not necessarily) destructive organism, to which the outside world is an enemy to be conquered and dominated. While all of the above is well known and...
  • Armageddon: Bringing It On

    05/20/2005 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 13 replies · 1,259+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | May 20, 2005 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Asia Times Online, Front Page May 20, 2005 ARMAGEDDON: BRINGING IT ON By Syed Saleem Shahzad "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon [Har Megiddo]." - Revelation 16:16 KARACHI - A short sentence in an American magazine has managed to do what al-Qaeda has not been able to achieve since September 11, 2001 - inflame large sections of the Muslim world and reignite passions between Islam and the Christian West. A report in Newsweek that US military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had desecrated the Koran - subsequently retracted - initially set off...
  • Dajjal (the Deceiver)

    06/21/2003 4:40:48 AM PDT · by Dajjal · 53 replies · 2,528+ views
    The Institute of Islamic Information and Education ^ | unknown | Sheikh Al-Khail bin Yousuf
    Dajjal (The Deceiver)by Sheikh Al-Khail bin YousufQUESTION: WHAT OR WHO IS DAJJAL? Answer:DAJJAL is not a person with one eye, “chained” at unknown islands (as claimed by many so-called Aalims, taken from Daeef-Hadith’s). In fact, DAJJAL is an evil concept or mission (Anti-Allah and its commandments) which will be carried out by a powerful group, not by one country but almost every country of the world. A powerful leader whose string will be controlled by the Jews will be the leader of this group.DAJJAL with “one eye” means “new world order”, a concept initiated by former President of United...
  • Contemporary Islamist Ideology Permitting Genocidal Murder

    01/27/2004 2:14:14 PM PST · by ZeitgeistSurfer · 30 replies · 745+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 1/27/2004 | Yigal Carmon
    MEMRI's President Yigal Carmon presented the following paper to the 2004 Stockholm International Forum on Preventing Genocide: [1] IntroductionJews, Christians, and Sabians [2] are, according to Islam, 'Ahl Al-Kitab,' or 'People of the Book,' and thus have special status. Their lives are protected, although their status is inferior to that of Muslims. However, non-Muslims who are neither Jews nor Christians are defined as infidels belonging to 'Dar Al-Harb,' the camp which Muslims must fight until Islam dominates. Although these definitions are clearly set out by Islamic law, they are disregarded by extremist Islamist circles, which brand both Jews and...

    09/17/2003 10:49:25 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 109 replies · 3,285+ views
    MUSLIM APOCALYPTIC WRITERS INDICATE FUTURE STRIKES ON NEW YORK AND VATICAN Muslim apocalyptic writers indicate that the long-term targets of terrorism will continue to be Washington and New York -- along with the Vatican. This is apparent from recent Islamic literature that focuses on what many Muslims believe is a coming anti-christ-like figure called the Dajjal, who will supposedly spring up from the U.S. and "Greater Israel," defined by many Muslims as worldwide Jewish influence propelled by the United States. They see endless mishaps for America and its largest city, from nuclear war to natural calamities by which -- in...
  • Sound Familiar? Understanding Islamic End-Times beliefs (Similiarities to "Left Behind" Series)

    02/28/2003 2:46:06 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 641+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2/28/2003 | Rod Dreher
    February 28, 2003 9:00 a.m.Sound Familiar? Understanding Islamic End-Times beliefs. any Evangelical Christians in America are watching events unfold in the Middle East with great interest, seeing in the preparations for war the possible unfolding of the End-Times scenario predicted in the Bible. A small segment of ultraorthodox Judaism shares an apocalyptic vision, centering around rebuilding the Temple on Mount Zion (where the Islamic Dome of the Rock Shrine and al-Aqsa mosque, now sit). What many Americans don't realize, though, is that Islam also has an eschatological endgame, and that like any Left Behind-reading American, many Muslims see current events...
  • Sound Familiar? Understanding Islamic End-Times Beliefs

    02/28/2003 10:11:09 AM PST · by John H K · 80 replies · 8,831+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 28, 2003 | Rod Dreher
    Many Evangelical Christians in America are watching events unfold in the Middle East with great interest, seeing in the preparations for war the possible unfolding of the End-Times scenario predicted in the Bible. A small segment of ultraorthodox Judaism shares an apocalyptic vision, centering around rebuilding the Temple on Mount Zion (where the Islamic Dome of the Rock Shrine and al-Aqsa mosque, now sit). What many Americans don't realize, though, is that Islam also has an eschatological endgame, and that like any Left Behind-reading American, many Muslims see current events as a run-up to their own version of Armageddon. Islam...
  • Alert Umma there is a 90% chance that we will see the Jewish Dajjal in our lifetime

    10/18/2002 12:50:49 AM PDT · by ganesha · 78 replies · 12,602+ views | 10/18/2002 | clearguidance
    ALERT Ummah!!!there is 90% chance that we will see the Jewish Dajjal in our lifetime! dear brethren and sisters, I draw your your attention to something very Important. We are living at the end of times. we are already experiencing the minor signs of judgement day that preceed the appearance of the Major signs. Once these minor signs finish--know that 95% of these signs have already come to pass-- we will be encountering the Major signs immediately. One of these first signs amongst the Major ones is appearance of the Jewish Anti Christ or the Masih ad-Dajjal. The affliction of...